Starting a new retirement is a major shift in living. Seniors new to the experience make the adjustment in many ways. One of the first activities, seniors new to retirement engage in is cleaning out closets. In addition, this is a great time to clean out the metaphorical closets that are keeping you from your […]Read more
It’s never too late to address senior citizens health. By incorporating four simple lifestyle rules the risk of heart disease could be decreased by 35 percent and the risk of death by 40 percent four years after the changes were initiated. According to Dr. Dana Kind of the Medical University of South Carolina, the later […]Read more
As the baby boomer generation near retirement age, the planning emphasis is shifting from not only, “Will I have enough money?”, but is beginning to include, “What am I going to do with my time?” Realizing that a seniors life on the golf course may not be enough activity to last for ten or even […]Read more
If you are approaching retirement activities, you may be comforted by the fact that seniors can continue to enjoy a healthy and exciting sex life. Contrary to popular belief, senior sex is alive and well. In fact, most individuals in relationships over 50 view maintaining a satisfying sex life an important part of the senior […]Read more
RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to RetirementRetireWOW celebrates the opportunities of life over 50 by creating a community for sharing tools, resources, and guidance to help the senior new to retirement make a new life.
- The baby boomer retirement is different as many intend to keep working in to retirement.
- The concept of a life of full-time leisure or full-time work is being rejected. A happy retirement consists of integrating work, play, and volunteer activities.
- Retirement ideas now consist of learning, growing, mental stimulation and finding meaning are requirements for the New Aging.
- No longer the “me” generation, the New Aging is about the “we” generation. Retirement wishes are about staying connected to family, and friends, but also making a difference in the world.
Life PlanningBy Cathy Severson, MS
As a counselor, one of the first questions baby boomers preparing for retirement say when we talk is, “I don’t know what I’m going to do after I retire.” Retirement is a significant life transition with opportunities to develop new passions and redefine who you are from the inside out.
Most of the information about retirement has centered on finances, but it’s also an important psychological shift that can be both scary and liberating. RetireWOW was created to help you successfully transition into this new world. We know this isn’t our parents’ retirement. In addition to the blog, we are creating a community where we can learn from each other, as well as the RLM experts.
I encourage you to sign up for the newsletter, ask questions of the experts, make comments, join in the teleclass and even be a guest blogger. This is your site, so let us know what you want and how we can make it better.